Inside Music Podcast #16 – Clinton Sparks

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the sixteenth episode of INSIDE MUSIC, a podcast about life in the modern music industry. We try and release at least one new show a week, typically on Tuesday afternoon, and we ask that if you enjoy what you hear that you subscribe to the show on iTunes. Oh, and by the way – reviews are appreciated!

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On this episode of INSIDE MUSIC, host James Shotwell travels to Norwood, Massachusetts to speak with world famous record producer Clinton Sparks. Clinton has been an influential force in pop music for well over a decade at this point, and in that time he’s work with just about every top 40 musician you can name. He’s also delivered a slew of solo work, which continues to gain popularity with each passing year. Together, Clinton and James walk through the Boston native’s early years of trouble making, as well as Clinton’s decision to leave behind his life of and embrace the world of music. It’s a little bit different than every other episode we’ve done, but we think you’ll be pleased with the results.

The music you hear in the intro to ‘Inside Music’ this week was provided by Clinton Sparks with a little help from Macklemore and 2 Chainz. You can learn more about that song, as well as the Iconoclast EP it hails from, on Clinton’s official website.

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James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.